Survey of American Catholic Priests, 2001

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Do you agree, or disagree, with these statements about the priesthood and the Church today? Priests who have resigned from the priesthood should be invited to re-apply for permission to function as priests again, whether they are married or single.
  1) Agree strongly
  2) Agree somewhat
  3) Uncertain
  4) Disagree somewhat
  5) Disagree strongly

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
Agree strongly 379 29.9% 29.9% -1.14
Agree somewhat 268 21.1% 51% -.48
Uncertain 195 15.4% 66.4% .18
Disagree somewhat 164 12.9% 79.3% .84
Disagree strongly 262 20.7% 100% 1.5

Variable Comparisons


Age (I-AGE)

28-39 40-49 50-59 60-69 70+ TOTAL
Agree strongly 12.7%
13
25.3%
47
33.1%
100
42.8%
130
23.9%
89
29.9%
379
Agree somewhat 14.7%
15
19.9%
37
24.8%
75
22.0%
67
19.9%
74
21.2%
268
Uncertain 16.7%
17
15.1%
28
14.9%
45
11.8%
36
18.3%
68
15.3%
194
Disagree somewhat 26.5%
27
16.1%
30
10.9%
33
8.2%
25
12.9%
48
12.9%
163
Disagree strongly 29.4%
30
23.7%
44
16.2%
49
15.1%
46
25.0%
93
20.7%
262
TOTAL 100.0%
102
100.0%
186
100.0%
302
100.0%
304
100.0%
372

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